Mary Undoer of Knots Novena

Mary Undoer of Knots NovenaWe all have some “knots” in our lives… and Mary can untie them!

The devotion to Mary, Undoer of Knots has become more popular ever since Pope Francis encouraged the devotion in Argentina, and then spoke about it during his first year as pontiff.

The theology of the devotion actually goes back to the second century. Saint Irenaeus wrote that, “The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by the obedience of Mary; what the virgin Eve bound by her unbelief, the Virgin Mary loosened by her faith.”

Mary’s faith unties the knot of sin!

So we will pray that the Blessed Virgin Mary will intercede for us all, to untie the knots of sin in our lives – so that we may be purified and ever closer to God.

We will start praying this novena on April 22nd this year! (2015)

Daily Opening Prayers:

  1. Begin each day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, with the Sign of the Cross.
  2. Make an Act of Contrition. You can use any form; simply ask God to pardon your sins and make a firm purpose of amendment not to commit them again.
  3. Optional, but recommended: Pray the first three decades of the Rosary, with the appropriate mysteries for the day: Joyful (Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from Epiphany until Lent), Luminous (Thursdays), Sorrowful (Tuesdays, Fridays, and daily from Ash Wednesday until Easter), Glorious (Wednesdays & Sundays).
  4. Make the meditation for the particular day (as follows).
  5. Pray Closing Prayers below.


Meditation for the First Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Dearest Holy Mother, Most Holy Mary, you undo the knots that suffocate your children. Extend your merciful hands to me. I entrust to You today this knot [mention your request here] and all the negative consequences that it provokes in my life. I give you this knot that torments me and makes me unhappy and so impedes me from uniting myself to You and Your Son Jesus, my Savior. 
I run to You, Mary, Undoer of Knots, because I trust you and I know that you never despise a sinning child who comes to ask you for help. I believe that you can undo this knot because Jesus grants you everything. I believe that you want to undo this knot because you are my Mother. I believe that You will do this because you love me with eternal love. Thank you, Dear Mother.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Second Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Mary, Beloved Mother, channel of all grace, I return to You today my heart, recognizing that I am a sinner in need of your help. Many times I lose the graces you grant me because of my sins of egoism, pride, rancor and my lack of generosity and humility. I turn to You today, Mary, Undoer of knots, for You to ask your Son Jesus to grant me a pure, divested, humble and trusting heart. I will live today practicing these virtues and offering you this as a sign of my love for You. I entrust into Your hands this knot [mention your request here] which keeps me from reflecting the glory of God.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Third Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Meditating Mother, Queen of heaven, in whose hands the treasures of the King are found, turn your merciful eyes upon me today. I entrust into your holy hands this knot in my life [mention your request here] and all the rancor and resentment it has caused in me. I ask Your forgiveness, God the Father, for my sin. Help me now to forgive all the persons who consciously or unconsciously provoked this knot. Give me, also, the grace to forgive myself for having provoked this knot. Only in this way can You undo it. Before You, dearest Mother, and in the name of Your Son Jesus, my Savior, who has suffered so many offenses, having been granted forgiveness, I now forgive these persons [mention their names here] and myself, forever. Thank you, Mary, Undoer of Knots for undoing the knot of rancor in my heart and the knot which I now present to you. Amen.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Fourth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Dearest Holy Mother, you are generous with all who seek you, have mercy on me. I entrust into your hands this knot which robs the peace of my heart, paralyzes my soul and keeps me from going to my Lord and serving Him with my life. 
Undo this knot in my love [mention your request here], O Mother, and ask Jesus to heal my paralytic faith, which gets downhearted with the stones on the road. Along with you, dearest Mother, may I see these stones as friends. Not murmuring against them anymore but giving endless thanks for them, may I smile trustingly in your power.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Fifth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Mother, Undoer of Knots, generous and compassionate, I come to You today to once again entrust this knot [mention your request here] in my life to you and to ask the divine wisdom to undo, under the light of the Holy Spirit, this snarl of problems. No one ever saw you angry; to the contrary, your words were so charged with sweetness that the Holy Spirit was manifested on your lips. Take away from me the bitterness, anger, and hatred which this knot has caused me. Give me, O dearest Mother, some of the sweetness and wisdom that is all silently reflected in your heart. And just as you were present at Pentecost, ask Jesus to send me a new presence of the Holy Spirit at this moment in my life. Holy Spirit, come upon me!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Sixth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Queen of Mercy, I entrust to you this knot in my life [mention your request here] and I ask you to give me a heart that is patient until you undo it. Teach me to persevere in the living word of Jesus, in the Eucharist, the Sacrament of Confession; stay with me and prepare my heart to celebrate with the angels the grace that will be granted to me. Amen! Alleluia!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Seventh Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Mother Most Pure, I come to You today to beg you to undo this knot in my life [mention your request here] and free me from the snares of evil. God has granted you great power over all the demons. I renounce all of them today, every connection I have had with them, and I proclaim Jesus as my one and only Lord and Savior. Mary, Undoer of Knots, crush the evil one’s head and destroy the traps he has set for me by this knot. Thank you, dearest Mother. Most Precious Blood of Jesus, free me!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Eighth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Virgin Mother of God, overflowing with mercy, have mercy on your child and undo this knot [mention your request here] in my life. I need your visit to my life, like you visited Elizabeth. Bring me Jesus, bring me the Holy Spirit. Teach me to practice the virtues of courage, joyfulness, humility, and faith, and, like Elizabeth, to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Make me joyfully rest on your bosom, Mary. I consecrate you as my mother, queen, and friend. I give you my heart and everything I have—my home and family, my material and spiritual goods. I am yours forever. Put your heart in me so that I can do everything Jesus tells me.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Ninth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Most Holy Mary, our Advocate, Undoer of Knots, I come today to thank you for undoing this knot in my life.

[Mention your request here]

You know very well the suffering it has caused me. Thank you for coming, Mother, with your long fingers of mercy to dry the tears in my eyes; you receive me in your arms and make it possible for me to receive once again the divine grace. Mary, Undoer of Knots, dearest Mother, I thank you for undoing the knots in my life. Wrap me in your mantle of love, keep me under your protection, enlighten me with your peace! Amen.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Closing Prayers:

  1. Optional, but recommended: Pray the last two decades of the rosary, with the appropriate mysteries for the day: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious.
  2. Pray the Prayer to Mary, Undoer of Knots:

Prayer to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life.  You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life. No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with Your Son and My Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today this knot.

[Mention your request here]

I beg you to undo it for the glory of God, once for all. You are my hope. 
O my Lady, you are the only consolation God gives me, the fortification of my feeble strength, the enrichment of my destitution, and, with Christ, the freedom from my chains. 
Hear my plea. 
Keep me, guide me, protect me, o safe refuge!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.


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  1. Dearest Mary, St Ann, St Monica and St Anthony- thank you for your prayerful intercession and answered prayers for my daughters. I ask that Alie’s health improves and her R hip pain resolves and that she passed her IOCT today. I ask that she gains the knowledge and help she needs to do well in all her classes this semester, especially French. I ask that she physically and academically succeeds at WP. I ask for continue prayers that My Vicki, and her relationship with God grows. I ask that she is guided to find God’s purpose and direction in her life. Help her to find a good Christian man to share her life with. And finally, I want to thank you for the blessings and life changes in my daughter Dot. I ask that she has safe travels from her mission trip and has guidance with her job and personal decisions.

  2. I pray to you my mother to guide my son to a good job close to his children so he can continue being the good father that he is. And I pray for him to find a good Christian women to love him and his children and be by his side always. Thank you my most loving mother.

  3. Please come to my need, my mother, I need your help and thank you for being with me during all my trials I know I am never alone in my trials!! THANK YOU THANK YOU FIR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE EVER DONE FIR ME!!! I love you my MOTHER

  4. Blessed Mary,
    Please help my family to find their direction and ease us from knots both known and unknown that tied us.
    There are so much despair, frustration, and anxiety in my family.
    My husbands low self esteem, our adult son who was diagnosed Althism. Please help my daughters NK AND AK, TO GET SETTLED BY GETTING HUSBANDS GOOD CATHOLIC INDIVDUALS.
    my daughter chinwe to return to catholic faith and get a job.
    Please help us and restore some normalcy in the family, OH! BLESSED MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP PRAY FOR ME AND

  5. Please, Mother, guide my husband’s heart to agree to give our marriage a second chance before week is over. The conditions seem impossible to me, but I believe this is how it must be done because nothing is impossible to God and He wants me to be a testament to His great love and power. Mother, I heard your voice in my heart today as I prayed telling me that you will grant me this. I continue to pray to thank you and I have faith that this shall be done because God wills it.

  6. Our Lady,Undoer of Knots, please straighten the knots of my eldest son from INC and may come back as a repentant Catholic.Mother Mary,please intercede us to Your Son Jesus to untie our knots in my family,so as my brother’s family.Amen
    Our Lady,Undoer of Knots pray for us.

  7. My Mother, Mary who unties knots, you have never failed me, for this I am very thankful. I again cry to you once more Mama, to untie the knots that stand as a curse against me in the family I was brought up, where idol worshipping had rendered the family in a state of confusion, piling up: hatred, resentment, jealousy, failure, poverty, disrespect, separation and nightmares; with incest practices common in their lineage; stagnations and blockages, no favour at my side where others are privileged with. Alot of discords against me, right at my place of work where neither job recognition nor promotion is accorded me like others. I have virtually been refused every favour at my job, my colleagues are moving forward but I remain in the same position, year after year. O My Mother! You untie every knot, please help me with a solution as I continue in faith, praying your intercession on my behalf at this critical moment in my life. I enestly cry for release and great freedom as you untie every entanglement in my life, knowing you have never failed. Amen.

  8. Please, Mother, guide my husband’s heart to agree to give our marriage a second chance before the end of the month. This was the timeline he set for us to reconcile and, though things have not been going that well up to this point, I trust that this is possible through your intercession and Jesus’ great power even down to the last second. Please, Sweet Mother, help me.

  9. Mother Mary, I am facing very much tangled knots. It seems I will lose my job in the very near future. I desperately need you to undo that mess. My parents and siblings have passed I always felt their love and spirit around me. I suddenly fel doomed. Loss of my job will be life changing and I almost feel like my family and the life we enjoyed never truly existed. Please Mother hear me and untie the knots in my life. I am so alone a and in need of prayer and your intersession

  10. holy mary ondoer of knots help me in my urgent petition 1.Financial breakthrough 2. save my marriage by bringing back my dear wife 3.bless me with a job/ business which am suppose to start with my friend amen.

  11. Please please pray for my brother Saverio and his family. .. also keep me and my family in this intention. .. thank you Lord ..

  12. Never expected very much help out there but a friend in Dublin posted me this Novena…and after 6 weeks treatment for cancer the cancer had gone. A caller phoned in on the radio and complained that he was undergoing same treatment for the last 6 months and has been told it has to continue for 3 years…Wow is that good news or what? Thanks to this good friend in Dublin for this booklet `Our Lady the Untier of knots` am telling all my friends Thanks again …………….

  13. Please Holy Mother, undo the knots and remove the Evil and Negativity that exists at my work. Please help me, and give me the strength to keep my job. I have no where else to go and I want to help these patients. Please help the Radiologist too see the devastating effects they are having on peoples lives. Please Holy Mother help me and hear my Prayers. Amen

  14. For our 3 years of financial struggles to end today. To be able to cover our overdraft account and pay our bills on time.

  15. Please pray for my niece that her biopsy will come back with good news of no cancer. Please, our family has already suffered a lot with illness & death.

  16. What a beautiful novena. The prayers associated with each day speak to my heart. I can’t recommend this novena highly enough. Thanks for this wonderful service to help us in our daily prayers.

  17. Blessed Mary,
    I need your prayers with my family. So much frustration that is in our home. Worries, anger, disrespect to one another. Financial issues and health issues. Please intercede and remove the discouragement and the frustration. Give us peace and deliver us from all the negativity that is here with us. I ask this in the nane of the Father Amen.

  18. Blessed Mary,
    Please help my family to find their way. So much despair, frustration, and anxeity that’s in my family. Pray for the healing of my husband health issues. My sons need to see the work that they have done to pay off so they won’t be so discouraged. Help them to better their lives in their chosen career fields. Help our family business for we have been going through years of financial hardships as well as people , family and so called associates have walked away for their betterment. Restore us. Place a hedge of protection around us from all of the evil that has happened. Let us see your glory light. Thank you and Amen.

  19. Dear Mary,
    Please undo the damage done by the Australian NHMRC Review into Homeopathy. This dishonest review has damaged the reputation of our wonderful system of medicine that reflects the Glory of God.

    May this review and the intentions behind it be exposed for what they really are.

    Thank you Mary for undoing this knot which is tying up the Divine healing graces of God and preventing them from being distributed to the sick and poor of the world.

    I love you My Blessed Mother.

  20. We are struggling with financial, monies that have to be paid. Some of the monies we have to pay is so serious. Individual could be hurt or injured my another person. Please mother help us we need these problems solved. By your beloved love you will answer our prayers.

    From your children, we LOVE you, have mercy on our soul.
    With loving hearts,

    John and Theresa

  21. Dearest Mary, St Monica, St Ann, St Anthony- thank you for all my answered prayers. Please intercede and pray for my daughters. I ask that Alie and her roommates grow a friendship and have fun this semester. I ask that Alie does well in all her classes and stays healthy and injury free. And that her commanding officers see her merits and decrease their demands on her. And finally that she succeeds at WP.
    I ask that my daughter Vicki is guided toward the path of her purpose. She seems confused and is looking for direction. Please make clear to her the path God wants her to follow. And help her relationship with God grow stronger. And help her find the right counselor so that her confidence may grow and she may grow in her personal relationships as well. Amen
    I ask that my daughter Dot be guided in her decisions both professional and personal. Help her with her job decisions and decisions regarding relationships.

  22. Sweet Mother,

    Please save my marriage. Please open my husband’s heart first to the love and will of God, and second please open it back up to me. I love my husband and I do not want to be guilty of the sin of divorce. Please, Blessed Mother, intercede on my behalf to my Savior, Jesus, your Son. Nothing is impossible to Him. Only through Him can this be done.

    Please intercede and pray for me.


    • Anna, my son feels the pain you suffer. I have come to pray for conversion for his wife and healing of their marriage. I suffer along with him, and keep you in prayer also. May God’s will be done.

      • Anita,

        I will keep your heart and all those who are feeling this pain in their lives as I pray daily for the restoration of my marriage. God bless you for your faithful prayers and for standing by your Son. I don’t know what I would do without my mother – both of this earth and our Heavenly Mother – by my side. Saying this prayer daily is my one source of consolation. I pray your son and his wife are restored in love for Christ and each other.

  23. Please help us from the discourgement that my family feels. We have tried so many ways to stand strong against the storms. Let us look up and beyound our circumstances. Give us the hope and joy when it seems dim. Amen

  24. Please pray for my best friend, many disappointments, physical, financial and spiritual challenges. She and her family are in desparate need of a good home, stable finances and job and improved health. She is spiritual but has kept Mass and the Eucharist at arms length. Please pray that she and her family can experience the graces that the Holy Spirit through our Blessed Mother can bestow on her and her family as soon as possible. Thank you and may God bless you,Wendy

    • Thank you Blessed Mother. My best friend started the novena Monday morning and had a new home Monday night. larger than any of the other homes she had looked at. The Holy Spirit opened the landlord’s heart and he offered her and her family another home, better than the first one he showed them and gave them a break on the rent. They will be saving money and it is in one of the best school districts and a lovely neighborhood. She is also considering returning to Mass thank you again for all prayers offered. Praise be to God!

  25. Mother Mary,
    Please help my sons to find their way in their chosen career paths. I see the frustration and anger for they are not happy. Undo any thing that is causing this. Undothe knots that I am having in our business as well as the contractor that we hired to finish up his work. Help my husband in his many health issues that he is confronted with everyday. Remove the serious debt that we owe in our business. Let us look to the future and grow in spite of all the naysayers. Amen

  26. Our mother Mary, please intercede on my behalf, day every spirit of death be cancelled in my family in Jesus Name. Also Mother , pls i and de children wants to relocate where my husband is. I pray my prayers will b granted in Jesus Christ mighty name, i pray, Amen.

  27. Mother Mary,
    Please help my son see Jesus and take his hand to lead him away from alchoholism and substance abuse in his life. Seek the help he needs and positive role models in his life. Amen

  28. Mother Mary,
    I pray for the inner peace in my life. My business finances and lack thereof have created such a burden on me and my family. My son gave me a letter of resignation and it has broken my heart. Please un do the knots he is facing in his career. Undo the frustration and the health issues that my husband is going through. I’ve been taking advantage of many people who says one thing and do another. Trusting to much in people and they do not have my interest at all. Turn their hearts around towards me and undo the pain they have brought to me in my life and my family life. I give all the blessing to you and give you thanks. Amen

  29. Dear Mother Mary,our lady of undoer of knots,please,please,i am begging You to please untie all our knots with in my family.Amen
    Thank You Holy Virgin Mother of God,pray for us.

  30. Holy Mother,
    I come to you with request for healing with my husbands lungs and heart conditions. My business that my family owns has been suffering great losses. Remove any and all debts that have burdened our family. Please remove the knot that I an having with a roofer contractor who was paid and had not come back to finish the work. Please help us with the clients to come back so we can serve them to continue our business. Remove the depression that my son has in his career pathways. He wants to leave the family business to pursue his other dreams in life . Amen

  31. Thank you our lady for ur maternal love n intercession, thank you for d gift of pregnancy, pls our Lady grant me d gift of twins (boys) healthy pregnancy n safe delivery next yr HGIh twins .may I neva experience miscarriage again n also provide for us in al our lacks..Thank u JesusAmen

  32. please pray for my marriage that my husband remain faithful to me. and that evil that is trying to destroy are marriage be removed. prayer for my husband at work that all goes well and that my husband please have patience. thank you for your prayers.

  33. please pray for my mother gloria campos she has health problems we are unable to figure out what is going on with her. she is to see a new doctor today please pray that she is treated well and that she is given the medication she needs to help her feel better. she is the caregiver for my dad manuel who is also ill with liver disease. i ask that you please pray for both my parents that their health will improve. thank you for your prayers. God bless you all

  34. I ask for precious prayers for my 4.5 year old son with developmental delays. He is struggling with speech language, cognitive impairment and food restrains. I ask the Almighty to heal him and take all his disabilities away instantly.

    May everyone’s prayers be answered by Jesus Christ. Amen

  35. Thank you Holy Mother for undoing of knots in my life! Please hear our prayers and be with us at all times! I the name of the Holy Father ,your son our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen

  36. please pray for my family. intercede for us. with this kind of real estate market undo the knot that is causing us pain and sorrow. grant us a miracle. help my family esp. my children. help us to recover in business, give us another chance. i beg of you. the knot is big and heavy, undo the knot , my mother. help us i beg, have mercy.

  37. For the health and well being of my Family. Especially my daughter Christy and husband Robert. For world salvation!!

  38. Oh Blessed Mother, Mary undoer of knots, please pray for us, that my beloved husband D’s episode will end and we can recover and heal together. In Jesus’ Name I Pray.